Antiquities Act, eminent domain threaten American families

Some 500 families were relocated 80 years ago when the federal government used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Shenandoah National Park. Today, a private company is seeking to use eminent domain (despite having an alternate route) to destroy farmland and displace or negatively impact about 2,700 families. There is a better way.

By |2016-09-18T09:35:27+00:00September 17th, 2016|Environment, General Information, Property|Comments Off on Antiquities Act, eminent domain threaten American families

100 years ago: The Willy — Nicky telegrams

July 28th, 1914, Austria declared war on Serbia one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie. The great powers of Europe began to mobilize their armies. Two imperial cousins, Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany engaged in a fascinating exchange of telegrams (in English) as their nations teetered on the brink of war.

By |2014-07-28T08:34:58+00:00July 28th, 2014|General Information|2 Comments

The myth of the 97% climate change consensus

By Joseph Bast and Roy Spencer Secretary of State John Kerry, President Obama and others frequently claim that climate change will have “crippling consequences,” and that “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that climate change is real, man-made and dangerous.” In reality, the assertion is science fiction. The so-called consensus comes from a handful of surveys and exercises in counting abstracts from scientific papers – all of which have been contradicted by more reliable research. One frequently cited source is Naomi Oreskes (lead photo). She claimed to have examined abstracts of 928 articles and to have found that 75% supported the view that [...]

By |2014-06-04T12:43:41+00:00May 30th, 2014|General Information, Media, News|Comments Off on The myth of the 97% climate change consensus

Time to unmask the IRS’ Halloween goblins

We could help the U.S. Treasury and take burdens off working Americans by removing the tax exemptions for advocacy groups like Greenpeace, the Ruckus Society, PETA, and even the Council on American Islamic Relations (recently renamed The Washington Trust Foundation). Greenpeace is no longer tax exempt in Canada and New Zealand - why should working people subsidize these powerful adversaries?

By |2013-10-02T12:38:15+00:00October 2nd, 2013|General Information|2 Comments

“Sustainable Justice” á la Rio+20

PAUL DRIESSEN & DUGGAN FLANAKIN Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that his Administration would “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” One clue to what he meant was his comment to now-congressional candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher: “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Not necessarily – especially when activists, regulators, politicians and ruling elites do all they can to ensure there is less and less wealth to spread around. Just this week, the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives released a new report to the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. The executive [...]

By |2012-06-18T14:49:56+00:00June 18th, 2012|CFACT TV, General Information|Comments Off on “Sustainable Justice” á la Rio+20

Sustainability = Pick Your Favorite Leftist Cause

Mission Rio - Day 5 As the first full day of the 2012 ICLEI “World Congress” kicked off, my goal was to listen and learn. In any war, intel on the enemy’s strategies is crucial to success. So with dozens of workshops filled with panels of the world’s foremost “sustainable living” experts there was no better way to truly get the inside scoop on the who, what, when, where, and why of this “crisis.” After all, ICLEI is the organization that literally started the sustainability movement and has implemented sustainability measures in over 1,200 cities in the world. I am here [...]

By |2012-06-18T12:47:54+00:00June 18th, 2012|CFACT TV, General Information, Rio+20 Blog|Comments Off on Sustainability = Pick Your Favorite Leftist Cause

Can COP17 technocrats rescue the warming scam?

The mood at this year's UN climate conference is subdued. Perhaps fearful. In CFACT's talks with the representatives of government, business, even the more radical NGOs, we've yet to find anyone confident that a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol will emerge in Durban. The usual sideshow has been assembled. You can find rows of displays making their standard pleas for your tax dollars. Wind farms, solar, mass redistribution in the name of “climate justice,” and all the usual scare tactics have assembled. Oxfam actually sat at a conference table they had carried into the waves of the Indian Ocean. But [...]

By |2012-09-19T17:21:14+00:00December 2nd, 2011|CFACT TV, General Information, Press Releases|Comments Off on Can COP17 technocrats rescue the warming scam?
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